'''Activision Publishing, Inc.''' is an American video game publisher
. It was founded on October 1, 1979
[[http://investor.activision.com/timeline.cfm Activision – Investor Relations: Historical Timeline] from Activision's official website]
and was the world's first independent developer and distributor of video games for video game console|gaming consoles
. Its first products were cartridges for the Atari 2600
video console system published from July 1980 for the US market and from August 1981 for the international market (UK).
Activision is now one of the largest wikt:third party|third party
video game publishers in the world and was also the top publisher for 2007 in the United States.